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Today's APOD is stunning... - Howard Tayler
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Today's APOD is stunning...
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is stunning.

Stunning, I say.

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shortpacked From: shortpacked Date: October 21st, 2005 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Man, it looks like God made that with CGI. That cheater.
kaolinfire From: kaolinfire Date: October 21st, 2005 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
From: zandperl Date: October 21st, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, just Cassini and NASA doing any CGI. FYI, these images are always highly cleaned up false color composites.

Images taken on Oct. 11, 2005, with blue, green and infrared (centered at 752 nanometers) spectral filters were used to create this color view, which approximates the scene as it would appear to the human eye. (link)

Doesn't make it any less amazing to me though, but more so, as there's all this SCIENCE going on to get the pretty picture!
toast0 From: toast0 Date: October 21st, 2005 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)

should probably nuke this comment...

Using their image on your page is not deep linking, but linking to today's picture probably is. (deep linking is kind of a goofy term anyhow)

Looks like what you're doing is probably commonly called hot linking, or inline linking.

I would probably say, "It's also inline behind the cut"

Anyhow, the image is still pretty damn cool, and it reminds me a lot of the planetscapes Digital Blasphemy, but I think that's what Ryan is trying to do in reverse. :D
kaolinfire From: kaolinfire Date: October 21st, 2005 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: should probably nuke this comment...

inlined wouldn't necessarily imply that it was still apod's bandwidth.
howardtayler From: howardtayler Date: October 21st, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: should probably nuke this comment...


It's APOD's bandwidth. The only reason I feel good about doing it this way is that APOD has an LJ feed (scroll down -- somebody linked to it) and they don't run any advertising.

glass_paladin From: glass_paladin Date: October 21st, 2005 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm liking the shadows the rings cast over Saturn's surface.
piano_diva From: piano_diva Date: October 21st, 2005 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
you just gotta love astronomy
jordanis From: jordanis Date: October 21st, 2005 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
_eljefe_ From: _eljefe_ Date: October 21st, 2005 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful. Too bad no one is going to see it in person anytime soon. . . . .
kelloggs2066 From: kelloggs2066 Date: October 21st, 2005 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Beautiful! :D
fax_celestis From: fax_celestis Date: October 21st, 2005 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude. That's awesome.
mamaslyth From: mamaslyth Date: October 21st, 2005 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I loved it too when I saw it this morning on apod :D
From: zandperl Date: October 21st, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, thanks for pointing out that feed! :)
mamaslyth From: mamaslyth Date: October 21st, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome :)
r_caton From: r_caton Date: October 21st, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The cue ball in a game of interplanetary bar billiards?
gilmoure From: gilmoure Date: October 21st, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, space is black!
mysticviper From: mysticviper Date: October 25th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only reason I'm commenting on this specifically is because I've seen people say it shows that the moon landings were faked.

A bright foreground object(s) will reduce the dim background objects to invisible. The moon and saturn are much brighter than the background stars.

Cool image.
delosd From: delosd Date: October 21st, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Howard, that's just amazing. It really looks like little Dione is on it's way somewhere, doesn't it?
haesslich From: haesslich Date: October 21st, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's like a huge golf ball... I'm sure Nike'll try to buy it, eventually, so they can put the Nike 'swoosh' on it, just to advertise. :P

From: gearworks Date: October 22nd, 2005 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)


You can not overestimate the coolness.
landley From: landley Date: October 24th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aren't you glad you got out when you did?


Chris Stone fired due to Messman's ego, sudden 90% drop in quarterly profits, over 1000 layoffs coming...

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